Tag Archive | kindness

Kindness and Charity

Matthew 25 40

 

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 

Practice acts of kindness and charity not because of who they are but because of who you are, a child of God.  Share God’s goodness with those in need.  Do what you can as often as you can for as many as you can.

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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

James 1 19

 

Verse of the Day:  James 1:19

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

 

‘Tis the season to be jolly.  Even though it’s the most wonderful time of the year everyone is busy, stressed out, in a hurry and not always as polite as they can be. As Christians, let’s try to set an example of how to treat others.  Let’s be kind and slow to anger and remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Brag About the Lord

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Verse of the Day:  Jeremiah 9:23-24

This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.

 

Your true wisdom and value is not found in your own understanding, power or riches.  It is found in knowing God and in salvation.  I cannot boast about anything I have but I can boast about knowing the Lord. I can boast about His kindness, justice and righteousness. Everything I have and everything I am is because of Him and because of His unfailing love and mercy.  If you’re going to brag about something, brag about the Lord.

The Golden Rule

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 7:12

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

People think the “Golden Rule” was made up by man, but it’s actually Biblical. It’s so basic and fundamental that we teach it to our children yet, we as adults sometimes forget the principle.  Treat others with fairness and mercy just as you would like to be treated.

Gentle and Humble

Matthew 11 29

 

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

If your life feels out of control, in turmoil or you’re feeling angry, Jesus is the answer.  Jesus was a great example of how to be gentle and humble. Gentleness = kind, mild in temperament; Humbleness = respectful, showing a modest estimate of one’s own importance. Follow the example of Jesus Christ and you will find rest for your soul.

Honor One Another

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Verse of the Day:  Romans 12:10

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

 

Let’s encourage each other by giving honor where honor is due.  Everyone needs to feel appreciated and we all know someone who deserves a little credit for everything they do.  There are many ways to honor someone who truly deserves recognition. It can be as simple as saying thank you, your kindness has not gone unnoticed or it can be something extravagant. The point is to recognize and encourage them.

Humility is Understanding Your Value

Ephesians 4 2

 

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

 

Live a less self-centered life by focusing more on God and by being kind and gentle to others.  Humility doesn’t mean you’re vulnerable, it’s actually the opposite.  It’s knowing your strengths and your weaknesses while understanding your value. It’s being so strong in your faith that you are obedient to God’s Word no matter the circumstances.